The Diffraction of Electric Waves by the Earth

  title={The Diffraction of Electric Waves by the Earth},
  author={George Neville Watson},
  journal={Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • G. Watson
  • Published 7 October 1918
  • Mathematics
  • Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
During the last 15 years, the problem of determining the effect at a distant point of the earth’s surface due to a Hertzian oscillator emitting waves of a definite frequency has been the subject of numerous theoretical investigations. When certain assumptions of a physical character have been made, the problem is of a definitely mathematical type; it is in fact reduced to the problem of finding an approximate formula for the sum of a certain complicated seines of an oscillatory nature; we shall… 

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